Destination guide

Travel to artsy Johannesburg

Take a vacation to Johannesburg and enjoy the area's architecture, museums and theater scene. Renowned for its safari tours, soccer games and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Museum Africa and South African Museum of Military History. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Johannesburg

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Johannesburg a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Johannesburg Zoo (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Montecasino (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Lion Park (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • SAB World of Beer (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Sci Bono Discovery Centre (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Radiopark Studios (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Johannesburg

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Johannesburg is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Melville Koppies Nature Reserve (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Zoo Lake Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Rhodes Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Johannesburg Botanical Garden (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • James and Ethel Grey Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Delta Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Johannesburg

The nearest airport is in Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.), located 12.8 mi (20.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria), which is 19.9 mi (32 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Johannesburg Park Station. Catch a ride on the metro at Ellis Park Station to easily navigate the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Johannesburg?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 260 vacation rentals near Johannesburg. From 59 Houses to 100 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Johannesburg for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Johannesburg?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Johannesburg:

  • Fourways: 26 vacation rentals
  • Bryanston: 31 vacation rentals
  • Linden: 19 vacation rentals
  • Parkmore: 18 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Johannesburg: 17 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Johannesburg?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Johannesburg. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Constitution Hill: 325 vacation rentals
  • University of Witwatersrand: 323 vacation rentals
  • Bruma Flea Market: 330 vacation rentals
  • South African Lippizaner Centre: 327 vacation rentals
  • Morningside Mediclinic: 337 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Johannesburg listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Johannesburg?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 59 Houses in Johannesburg. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Johannesburg include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 100 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 27 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Johannesburg?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 103 vacation rentals with pool available in Johannesburg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.